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I rented this board SUP...

I rented this board SUP 11'4''BIC DURA TEC at the Outer Banks this year and was pleasantly surprised how easy and user friendly it was,and I intend to purchase one at the end of summer!! Nice all around board!! Pros The board was perfect for me and other family members. Cons Not much to say bad about it,pretty much what I suspect from BIC products.I also own BIC MELODY WINDSURFER and BIC SURF BOARD.. Usage Just for touring on the sound and lakes,and eventually on the ocean when I gain more expierence!!

We used this board to...

We used this board to train Special Olympians how to paddle board and even though it is a huge board the athletes were able to maneuver it easily and we didn't have to worry about the weight of each athlete. Pros Loved the handle cut out and how it handles a lot of weight. It was easy for beginners with disabilities to stand on their 1st day out. Cons Wish it was shorter to make transportation easier. Usage Training 10 Special Olympians for competition.

This was my first, but not...

This was my first, but not my last, SUP and I love it! I use it on flat-water lakes in New Mexico and found that every member of my family enjoyed learning on this board. Pros The stability is what makes this board user friendly for all ages. It has a low profile and cuts through the water. It is nimble enough to make easy pivot turns and there is plenty of space in the front for gear. Cons It's heavy and if your alone on a windy day, it can be quite the challenge to get it on the roof. Usage I used it mainly for recreational exercise on flat water.

Great durable, stable,...

Great durable, stable, family board. This is a good entry level board that is stable on the flat, but also can surf small waves. It can take a lot of abuse from hitting it with a paddle or landing on a beach. It is a little on the heavy side to carry but it is not affected by that so much in the water Pros Good durable board for starting Cons A little heavy, Usage All types of water conditions, learning to surf

New to the sport, and I...

New to the sport, and I have only ridden 3 diffrent boards, but the best one so far is the Bic dura tech.so far the Bic has been the best board for accommodating my size and weight, I am 6 feet tall and weigh 230 lbs. Pros I also like the durable construction of the bic, I can throw it in the back of my truck and go anywhere in search of new lakes or rivers Cons The weight of the Bic is a downer, it is not easy to get to some water ways lugging a heavy board Usage Touring texas waterways

This is my first Summer...

This is my first Summer and now Fall on the Bic Dura Tec 11’4 and I absolutely love it! The stability allows me to easily have my eleven and fourteen year old son and daughter use it and it is perfect for family outings at our local lake here in New Mexico. Pros The stability and ease of use in addition to the durability make this such a long term board, it’s a keeper! Cons The board can be heavy and I must make sure we park at a reasonable distance to the lake for launching. Usage I typically use it three times a week for two to four hours of exercising including yoga (I’m forever looking for the perfect paddle stroke). I also like to swim in the lake with the board attached to me by the leash for a different type of workout. Recently, I’ve been fishing from the SUP and with great success. I also like to pack lunch and beverage in my Camel Back and find a nice little hike to take a break from paddling.

This is a great all around...

This is a great all around board! Forgiving to beginners and still plenty of fun for an intermediate rider. This was my first SUP and I wanted something durable to learn on and to allow friends to use with little worrying about whether it will come back. This board taught myself and my very clumsy girlfriend (Only has fallen twice after 3 weeks of paddling; testiment on this boards staility) how to SUP and got both of us hooked. Now I just need to get her her own board so stop borrowing mine and we can paddle together. This board is something I will hang onto for life to keep as an extra to lend to friends. Pros -Stability -Durability (The local SUP rental shop uses these as they can handle the rough use in the rental fleet.) -Ease of use for anyone. -Tracks pretty straight with little correction Cons -Weight. I guess that is a drawback of buying a durable board Usage Used in flatwater for exercise and light touring

I used the Bic SUP...

I used the Bic SUP DURA-TEC 11'4 for the first time three days ago and have been on the board everyday since! For the last ten years, I have been unable to enjoy any sport activities due to a chronic pain disorder known as fybromyalgia, as well as a bone condition in my hip. However, I discovered that unlike other sports, stand-up paddleboarding does not cause me any additional pain. I am now looking to buy my own Bic SUP! Pros This board is perfect for beginners because it is wide, thick and very durable. Cons It is a bit heavy, but easy to carry with a shoulder strap. Usage I mainly use the board for exercise and touring.

A really stable board,...

A really stable board, that is great for instilling confidence in beginners, and for all the family to try. My kids climbed on/jumped off while I was paddling and I didn't even wobble. The downside is it is REALLY heavy. I am 5'10" and reasonable strong, I knew the board was heavy when I ordered it, but figured I'd carried my kids for miles weighing more than that, but it is a lot different when you are trying to carry that weight on your fingertips. I have enjoyed learning on this board, and if you never really have to carry it any distance it would be great. Pros Stable, reasonably priced, comfortable deck pad, nice looking board Cons HEAVY! Also, the decals started to peel from the top of the board after only 8-10 uses. Usage I use this board mostly for exercise on flat water.

The DURA-TEC 11'4" by BIC...

The DURA-TEC 11'4" by BIC is a solid board. I have surfed and kayaked for around 12 years and have also done some SUP surfing and paddling. I have rented this board in both situations and have been pretty pleased with it. Pros The board is sturdy and pretty solid. It isn't wobbly so you can easily balance on it. Because of this it is easy to climb back onto and easy to catch even the smallest wave with. It can take some wear and tear. Cons It is a bit of a big board. Because of this, it is harder for smaller individuals to carry around or maneuver. If you have some size and are used to paddling then its fine. Usage Surfing and paddling.

Terrific safe secure easy...

Terrific safe secure easy to paddle and surf with that does not weigh much and allows 2 up and perfect for teaching younger kids and adults to use and fits in the back of our SUV. Pros really stable and easy to use Cons nothing Usage exercise and recreational fun

I have used the Bic...

I have used the Bic Dura-Tec board several times as a rental. Dura-Tec boards seem quite common for board rental shops. It is obviously due to the fact that the board can take a beating from anyone. Super solid and built tough. This board is wide and long and crazy stable. I have seen many paddlers who have never paddled before hop right on and take off with no problem. It is big and heavy so it does not glide well. You will get quite a work out paddling this beast around. Pros Super stable, super tough. No need to worry about dings or dents. Cons HEAVY. It is a big board that takes some power to get around. Usage Exercise and touring

Great stable board, strong...

Great stable board, strong well made and easy to use. Pros Surfs well, good shape. Cons Heavy to carry Usage When surf is small, this comes out.

The Bic Duratec is a tank...

The Bic Duratec is a tank of a board. If you are rough on your stuff, this is your board. You can run the board into rocks, docks, and everything else in between. The board will live to paddle another day! Can't say that about 99% of the other boards out there. It paddles great, is it a race board, nope. But, I can keep up in group paddles. The negatives, it's heavy. Pulling this off your car and out of the water is going to take a little more effort than an epoxy board. But it is doable, not as heavy as the rotomolded boards that are 100% plastic. This board is a staple in the rental/lesson market. This makes it a common board, but bit also speaks to it's durability and stability. Overall, this is a great board if you abuse your gear, have kids, or want a board that is going to last a long time. This is the board I would buy for my teenager who breaks everything he owns. He won't break this. But I might need to keep extra paddles on hand. But I know this board will be OK. Pros Durable, a great family board! Cons Heavy Usage Touring, family outings, rivers, any place that will break an epoxy board

Perfect board for the lake...

Perfect board for the lake cabin. Super strong, I dropped mine from my garage rafters, hit on side small dent no other damage. Pros Super stable, strongest, and most durable board out there. Cons Heavy Usage Exercise, touring, loaner.

At 11'4" and 32" wide this...

At 11'4" and 32" wide this board is stable. The material, Dura-tec, is very durable as the name implies (but not indestructible). A great family board. Pros Cost, Durability, Stability Cons Heavy, Foot padding is a little harsh, the "bumper" or "edge guard" makes the board look cheap Usage Family fun, touring, surfing
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